This morning, all eyes are on the state of Georgia. Of the two races, only one remains uncalled.
Republican Sen. David Perdue and Democrat Jon Ossoff are each tied at 50%; however, more votes are in Ossoff’s column than in Perdue’s, at least for right now. Meanwhile, the special election between Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Democrat Raphael Warnock was called for the latter.
Many Democrats are elated about the current results; meanwhile, Republicans hope that Perdue will manage to defend his Senate seat against Jon Ossoff. As all this plays out, reports from Newsmax confirm that both runoff races have collectively shattered financial spending records.
Money Spent in the Georgia Special Elections
In the races between Perdue vs. Ossoff and Loeffler vs. Warnock, the grand total of spending arrived at $830 million dollars. This spending includes not only the funds from all four candidates, but also various PACs and other groups that supported the GOP or Democrat candidates.
During the Georgia runoffs, Democrats significantly outraised Republicans. The messages sent out by Perdue and Loeffler varied from the messages conveyed by Ossoff and Warnock.
— GOP (@GOP) January 5, 2021
Both Republicans in the race warned that re-electing them would save America from socialism and complete leftist control. Meanwhile, the two Democrats positioned themselves as fighters of the people; this, of course, came in addition to Ossoff and Warnock depicting their Republican rivals as out-of-touch, aloof elitists.
The Incentive for Such High Spending
Control of the U.S. Senate is ultimately what motivated such records of spending in the Georgia runoffs.
Democrats used big bucks to ensure that Ossoff and Warnock secured election, hence tossing the majority back to the Democrats. In light of Biden’s path to inauguration and Democrats’ control of the White House, a win of the Senate grants Democrats one-party dominance in the federal government.
— Brian Kemp (@BrianKempGA) January 5, 2021
Republicans spent big money in these Georgia runoffs to keep the majority in the Senate. Due to the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, the Senate races were branded as an opportunity for Republicans to be a check on the Biden agenda.
As of this morning, the Georgia special elections are trending on virtually every single existing social media platform.
What do you think about the significant amounts of money spent in the Georgia runoffs? Do you believe Republicans will manage to win at least one seat? Let us know in the comments section below.